Awards and Recognition
Dr. Yuker received widespread recognition for his research relating to attitudes toward the disabled and his contributions to education. He received the Award for Outstanding Research Contribution from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association in 1970, in recognition of his work with the Attitudes Toward Disabled Person's Scale.
In 1980, he received the Annual Presidential Award of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine for his "life-long contribution as a social psychologist, scholar, researcher and educator", and in 1981 he was presented the New York State Psychological Association Kurt Lewin Award for contributions to social psychology.
In recognition of his devotion to teaching, he received the James E. Allen Award for Distinguished Service to Education in 1982. In 1988, he was presented the Award from the Institute of Scientific Information, recognizing the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale as the most cited publication in its field. In 1989, he was named a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and in 1991 he received the Roger Barker Distinguished Research Award from the American Psychological Association.
In addition to the many awards and citations he received throughout his career, Dr. Yuker was recognized in "Who's Who" and American Men of Science for his research contributions.